During an appearance on The Dan LeBatard Show on Miami radio station 104.3 The Ticket, former Dolphins and current Alabama head coach Nick Saban admitted that he regrets how he left the Dolphins.
“I think the biggest thing was probably not handling the way I left very well,” Saban said on the show. “That’s always been a thing with me that I’ve never felt good about it. The one thing that I don’t have any regret about was the relationship that I had with the players and the job that I did for the Dolphins and Mr. Huizenga. We all learn from ourselves.”
Saban says it’snot fair for him to leave Alabama, despite all the rumors that he could be headed back to the NFL.
“This has been a good thing for my family to be here,” Saban said, via AL.com. “College football has been very good for us. The positive impact that you can have on these young men as players and as people, that’s just something that we really enjoy and something that I learned about myself.”
“I really enjoy what I’m doing here right now. I’m getting old now. I don’t think we’ve got too many moves left in us. You develop a lot of relationships and loyalties to the players you recruit and the players you have on the team and the people you have in the organization. I don’t think it’s really fair to leave. I regretted when I left LSU because I left a lot of relationships there. Hopefully I’ll be able to stay here for a long, long time.”
Saban says he’s very happy where he is.
“Maybe I don’t always show it and maybe I’m always worried about the next game. I’m happy, I’m very, very happy. I’m very pleased and happy with what we’ve been able to accomplish here.”
“We haven’t practiced for two weeks since that game so I haven’t had the chance to yell at anybody. We start practice tomorrow so everybody better tie it on.”
No matter what Saban says, I wouldn’t be surprised if he heads back to the NFL at some point.